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Manteca: A place 78,000 call home

I came home 27 years ago this month.

February 10, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca water use up 25% as weather forces ski resort closure

Manteca's water use shot up 25 percent last month compared to January 2017 as much of the state including the Northern San Joaquin Valley appear to be slipping back toward drought conditions.

February 10, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


KEEPING MUSD ‘SMALL’

Manteca Unified is school district of 24,500 students on its way to becoming 50,000 students if all of the housing plans in Manteca and Lathrop come to fruition.

February 10, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PRECARIOUS WATER YEAR AHEAD

South San Joaquin Irrigation District is caught in a Catch-22 that could make water conservation the highest priority in the coming months for farmers as well as the cities of Manteca, Lathrop, and Tracy.

February 10, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Twin Tunnel repackaged by Brown as Myopic Tunnel

Oh, joy.

February 09, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ACT III FOR EL REY

El Rey Theatre is about to go through another rebirth.

February 09, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


110 YEARS COVERING MANTECA

The wind-blown sandy loam plains of South San Joaquin County weren't exactly hospitable to farming back in 1908.

February 09, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca heading to 76 degrees today; could be 7th straight day of record highs

Should it reach 74 degrees today, Manteca will have recorded seven consecutive days of record highs.

February 09, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Opioid ‘crisis’: Carte blanche not justified

All life is precious.

February 08, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Singh: Restrict hours massage parlors operate

Councilman Gary Singh wants a curfew imposed on massage parlors operating in Manteca.

February 08, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Silva wants to raise $50,000 for council race

Chris Silva - the third candidate in the race for two seats on the Manteca City Council on Nov. 8 - posted on his Facebook page this week that he plans on raising $50,000 for his campaign.

February 08, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Protecting Ripon High’s Indian heritage

There are at least 84 public schools in California that have Native American names as mascots.

February 07, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘I WANT MY MANTECA BACK’

You can't get live farther north and east in Manteca than on Pin Oak Lane.

February 07, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Sunrise Kiwanis: Manteca club with $1M good deeds impact

Manteca's Sunrise Kiwanis are joining the "$1 Million Club" on Thursday.

February 07, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Wrong solutions for 2 of 3 local housing markets

Perhaps the wrong generation is being tapped to find the answer to affordable housing needs in Manteca and other communities under the unique influence of the tech-driven Bay Area economy.

February 06, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Teacher hunt: MUSD stays ahead of rest

Manteca Unified has many solid teachers including a healthy number of "home grown" educators.

April 26, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BIG CHANGE FOR VERITAS

Veritas School is ground zero for student population growth in Manteca.

April 26, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca looks at future wastewater needs

Manteca has added 20,000 residents since 2003 yet the amount of wastewater per se flowing to the city's treatment plant has barely increased.

April 26, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Higher ed tries to turn students into dodo birds

Higher education at one time exposed you to new ideas and challenges, encouraged you to take risks, step out of your comfort zone, and equipped ...

April 25, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SOROPTIMIST GROVE

The Manteca Soroptimists since their founding 65 years ago have planted the seeds of various endeavors and helped nurture them to strengthen the social fabric ...

April 25, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Golfers will help kids stay on right path

A round of golf can help kids get on the right path.

April 25, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Sanctuary state debate: To fan or not to fan flames

It's a legitimate question: Shouldn't Manteca take a position on the sanctuary state debate as Ripon and a small but growing number of ...

April 24, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


PLANTING 100 TREES

Manteca Rotary's gift to Manteca in its centennial year is 100 trees.

April 24, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Hay baler gets nod for Hall of Fame

Everett Rankins - the most prolific hay baler in San Joaquin County history - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

April 24, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Genius Hour: Turning passions into life lessons

Stella Brockman teacher Christina Hansen has created a junior high version of the hit reality series "Shark Tank".

April 23, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SUMMER FUN COMING!

Manteca Parks & Recreation has a wide repertoire of classes, day camps, sports programs, and special events planned that they will share during the Summer Season ...

April 23, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Coming back looking like I was in a cat fight & not on a hike

I stepped gingerly over a fallen tree of about four feet in diameter that had been weakened by a fire years ago about a mile ...

April 23, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID could help reduce groundwater use by adding more farmland & city deliveries

The South San Joaquin Irrigation District could prove critical to the South County's ability to meet state mandates regarding groundwater management by annexing farmland ...

April 21, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


THE FINAL RAIL LINK

The final link in the transcontinental railroad was not at the much-celebrated meeting of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific on May 10, 1869 at ...

April 21, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Freeloading via non-taxed Internet sales

Say Manteca residents buy $50,000 worth of clothes, office supplies, home accessories and such each day from Internet firms such as Wayfair, small independents ...

April 21, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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